The past decade has seen a profound change in the scientific understanding of reproduction. The traditional view of reproduction as a joint venture undertaken by two individuals, aimed at replicating their common genome, is being challenged by a growing body of evidence showing that the evolutionary interests of interacting males and females diverge. This book demonstrates that, despite a shared genome, conflicts between interacting males and females are ubiquitous, and that selection in the two sexes is continuously pulling this genome in opposite directions. These conflicts drive the evolution of a great variety of those traits that distinguish the sexes and also contribute to the diversification of lineages. Göran Arnqvist and Locke Rowe present an array of evidence for sexual conflict throughout nature, and they set these conflicts into the well-established theoretical framework of sexual selection.
The recognition of conflict between the sexes is transforming our theories for the evolution of mating systems and the sexes themselves. Written by two top researchers in the field, Sexual Conflict is the first book to describe this transformation. It is a must read for all scholars and students interested in the evolutionary biology of reproduction.
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Sexual conflict occurs when the two sexes have conflicting optimal fitness strategies concerning reproduction, leading to evolutionary arms race between ...
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From the Cover: Sexual conflict promotes speciation in insects ...
Here, we assess this hypothesis by contrasting pairs of related groups of insect species differing in the opportunity for postmating sexual conflict. ...
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JSTOR: Sexual Conflict and Arms Races between the Sexes: A ...
This demonstrates the coevolutionary nature of sexual conflict and that females are indeed active participants in the evolutionary conflict over control of ...
Sex and power : Nature
Sexual conflict occurs because of the different evolutionary interests of males and females in reproductive decisions. Indeed, the differential investment ...
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sciencedirect - Current Biology : Sexual conflict
What is sexual conflict? Sexually reproducing organisms are under evolutionary selection pressure to maximise their Darwinian fitness, but adaptations that ...
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Extreme Promiscuity in a Mating System Dominated by Sexual Conflict
Their mating system is characterized by sexual conflict and convenience ... The mechanisms involved in sexual conflict have recently been a topic of ...
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Avhandlingar frĺn Umeĺ universitet: 735 - Sexual conflict and male ...
Friberg, Urban: Sexual conflict and male-female coevolution in the fruit fly.
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